Tuesday, March 6, 2012

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 in SUSE Studio

Last Monday SUSE announced the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 2 (SLES11 SP2), SUSE's enterprise Linux offering.

Today we enabled SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 templates in SUSE Studio. You can now create new appliances based on SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP2 and play with the new features they provide.

The two most prominent features are clearly the updated kernel 3.0, Linux Containers and first enterprise support for btrfs. SUSE also introduced the new forward looking development approach. For Studio that means that every SLE11 SP2 template will include repositories for Service Pack 1 and 2.

Like always, we will disable the previous SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1 templates within the next weeks and provide an upgrade path that allows to port existing appliance configuration from Service Pack 1 to Service Pack 2.
Building and configuring SP1 based appliances will still be supported for a couple of months.


 SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 appliances can now be upgraded to Service Pack 2!

Simply open your SLE 11 (GA or SP1) appliance, and click the friendly Upgrade button.  If there were any issues, they'll be reported to you on the Start tab.  

If you would like to maintain parallel versions of your appliance, simply clone your appliance before upgrading.
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